The lining of the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity is a frequent site of metastatic tumor involvement from various gastrointestinal cancers. Peritoneal carcinomatosis is now a treatable condition under the right circumstances, by means of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with the administration of heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). CRS-HIPEC has demonstrated improved survival and quality of life over chemotherapy alone for select patients with appendiceal and colorectal carcinomatosis. The Gastrointestinal Malignancies Section of UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health is offering hope to patients with this difficult problem. Working together, our team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists guide patients every step of the way through this multimodality treatment approach, from patient selection to delivery of care.
The Gastrointestinal Malignancies Section of UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health is a team of physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, and others dedicated to the care of patients with diseases of the upper, middle, and lower gastrointestinal tract.
Chemotherapy, radiation and surgical services are coordinated for each patient in our weekly Multidisciplinary Case Conferences.
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